JAMES CITY COUNTY — The James City County Police Department (JCCPD) announced Assistant Police Chief Monique Myers was among 236 law enforcement officers who graduated from the FBI National Academy at Quantico on Dec. 8.
The National Academy is an 11-week course of advanced communication, leadership and fitness training. Officers are required to have proven records as professionals within their agencies to attend. The typical participant has 21 years of law enforcement experience and usually returns to their agencies to serve in executive-level positions, JCCPD said.
“I was honored to represent James City County Police Department during the National Academy. The academics as well as physical training we received from our amazing instructors were exceptional,” Myers said. “The lasting friendships I have made with my fellow classmates have been the most beneficial and rewarding aspects. This has been one of the most advantageous leadership trainings I have attended. I am excited to bring back the knowledge I have gained to James City.”
Myers received her diploma from FBI Director Christopher Wray at the ceremony. As part of the FBI’s National Academy Associates, she is among the top 1% of all senior law enforcement in the world.
The class — the 284th session of the National Academy — consisted of men and women from 48 states and the District of Columbia, and included members of law enforcement agencies from 25 countries, five military organizations and five federal civilian organizations.
Myers has been with James City County Police Department since October 2006, serving as a Patrol Officer, a Community Service Unit Officer, a Patrol Sergeant, a Community Services Unit Sergeant and a Lieutenant of the Professional Standards and Internal Affairs Unit. During her time at JCCPD, she has received several awards and decorations, including the Supervisory Service Award.
She is also a Virginia Certified Crime Prevention Specialist and an Advanced Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Instructor.
Myers has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Troy University, and is a graduate of the Professional Executive Leadership School at the University of Richmond.